Texas Educational Excursions
Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
To collect, preserve, conserve, exhibit and interpret the historical, ethnological, cultural, and scientific heritage of the Panhandle-Plains region of Texas and related areas of the Southwest; to operate and maintain the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Texas A&M University Board of Regents; to enlist interest and support in achieving the mission; and to undertake other related activities.
Address: 2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015
Phone: (806) 651-2244
Fax: (806) 651-2250
Located in downtown Abilene, Frontier Texas!, a 14,000 square-foot facility on 6.4 acres, allows visitors to relive the Old West with the help of state-of-the-art technology. Frontier Texas! brings the frontier to life and lets visitors meet people who played out their lives on the Texas frontier. Cutting-edge technology puts a visitor in the middle of attacks by Indians and wolves, stampeding buffalo, a card game shootout and a prairie thunderstorm, even a lovely spring evening filled with fireflies.
Address: 625 North First St, Abilene, TX 79601
Phone: (325) 437-2800
Fax: (325) 437-2804
The Grace Museum
THE GRACE MUSEUM houses three museums in the historic Grace Hotel -- The Art Museum, The History Museum and The Children's Museum. It is on the corner of North First and Cypress Streets in downtown Abilene, Texas. Across the street is the restored Abilene Texas & Pacific Railroad Station, which is now the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Built in 1909, The Grace is on the National Historic Register. It is a four-story, 55,000 square foot, missions-revival style building, representing the hopes of the western frontier. The first floor of The Grace Museum includes an elegant, historic marble ballroom, a glass loggia, a large enclosed brick courtyard, and a restored lobby. The rooftop has a large, open-air terrace. Many weddings and other parties and functions are booked into the museum spaces. The Grace Museum enriches and enhances the cultural life of Abilene and the West Texas region through its permanent collections, special exhibits, classes, seminars and special events. In the heart of Abilene's beautifully restored downtown, The Grace serves as a cornerstone for cultural arts and education in West Texas.
Address: 102 Cypress St, Abilene, TX 79601
Phone: (325) 673-4587
Fax: (325) 675-5993
Austin Children's Museum
Austin Children's Museum creates innovative learning experiences for children and families that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.
Address: 201 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 472-2499
Texas Natural Science Center
Texas Natural Science Center (TNSC) is proud to host a variety of programs for children and adults throughout the year. With guided museum group tours, weekend family programs, special exhibit openings, and events like Family Fossil Fun Day, there's something for everyone.
Address: 2400 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78705
Fax: (512) 471-4794
Children's Museum of Houston
Rated as the No. 1 children's museum in the country by a MSN.com survey of youth museums and serving more than 750,000 people annually, the Children's Museum of Houston is the highest-attended youth museum in the country for its size and is dedicated to transforming communities through innovative, child-centered learning. The Museum offers 14 galleries of hands-on exhibits and innovative outreach programming for kids ages birth to 12 years.
Address: 1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004-7112
Phone: (713) 522-1138
Fax: (713) 522-5747
Dallas Museum of Art
We collect, preserve, present, and interpret works of art of the highest quality from diverse cultures and many centuries, including that of our own time. We champion the power of art, embracing our responsibility to engage and educate our community, to contribute to cultural knowledge, and to advance creative endeavor.
Address: 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 922-1200
The Dallas World Aquarium
The aquarium features more than 85,000 gallons (321,800 l) of saltwater with marine life from around the world. Walk through the 22,000-gallon (83,280 l) tunnel to experience a panoramic view of reef life. Many animals found at the top of the food chain can be seen in the Predators exhibit. Ten 2,000-gallon (7,571 l) displays present marine life from around the world - Palau, Southern Australia, Lord Howe Island, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Bahamas, British Columbia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Japan. Representing the waters of four continents, three oceans and various seas, the aquarium gives a glimpse of the underwater world.
Address: 1801 N. Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 720-2224
The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world.
Address: 1513 N. MacGregor, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 533-6500
The mission of the Education Department at Moody Gardens® is to create a positive guest experience that generates excitement about wildlife and wild places. Using the unique backdrop of Moody Gardens®, the Education Department offers a variety of programs for kids of all ages. Here you can journey into the depths of outer space or plunge into the oceans of the world. Through unique programming, family and friends will have an experience like no other.
Address: 1 Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554
Phone: (800) 582-4673
Sea World San Antonio
SeaWorld/Busch Gardens ANIMALS exists as the virtual representative of Busch Entertainment Corporation's zoological and educational resources. As such, we are committed to bringing the excitement, wonder, and awe of the natural world into your home, school, business, or place of recreation. We strive to provide an ever evolving kaleidoscope of animal and environmental information.
Address: 10500 SeaWorld Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251
Phone: (800) 700-7786
San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo is home to over 3,500 animals representing 750 species of animals on 56 acres. More than 850,000 guests visit the San Antonio Zoo annually - 123,000 of those being children participating in education programs and 103,00 school children coming on field trips.
Address: 3903 N. St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212-7183
Phone: (210) 734-7184
Fax: (210) 734-7291